Marta Burgay (30 November 1976, Torino) is an Italian radio astronomer whose initial claim to fame was being the discoverer of PSR J0737-3039, the first double pulsar (two pulsars orbiting each other), through using the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
Awards and honors
- Her Thesis on radio pulsars won the 2005 Pietro Tacchini Prize, awarded by the Italian Astronomical Society (Italian: Società Astronomica Italiana) for the best Ph.D. theses.
- In 2006, she became the first winner of the IUPAP's Young Scientists Prize in Astrophysics award.
- In 2010, she was honoured with the Vainu Bappu Gold Medal by the Astronomical Society of India.
- Asteroid 198634 Burgaymarta, discovered at Vallemare di Borbona in 2005, was named in her honor. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 5 October 2017 (M.P.C. 106503).
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